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Culture

Wadada Leo Smith (and N'Da Kulture, and Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited), 'Dreams and Secrets'

aNOym ReCOrds, 2001, 71 mins

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Marc Estrin, 'Insect Dreams. The Half Life of Gregor Samsa'

Blue Hen Books 2002. ISBN 0 399 14836 1. 468pp

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Jean-Claude Izzo, 'One Helluva Mess'

Arcadia Books 2002. ISBN 1900850451, £10.99

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Desperately seeking Marcos

Some people still reduce Zapatismo to Marcos. Pure racism.

Lorraine Hansberry, 'Les Blancs'

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, summer 2001; available in print as Les Blancs; the collected last plays. Vintage, 1994

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Anand Patwardhan (dir), 'War and Peace / Jang Aur Aman'

2002; running time 170 mins

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Judy Brook, Christopher & Helen Wright (eds), 'Arthur Wragg: Twentieth-century Artist, Prophet and Jester'

Sansom & Company, 2001. ISBN 1 900178 87 7, 180pp, £14.95

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Military service and manhood in Turkey

Close to and almost surrounding the Turkish parliament in Ankara are the various headquarters of the military establishment army, navy, airforce, and gendarmerie.

Subcomandante Marcos (tr Dinah Livingstone), 'Zapatista Stories'

Katabasis. 0 90487 236 X. £8.95

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Everywhere and nowhere: utopian possibilities in culture and society

Oscar Wilde famously observed that he couldn't look at a map without it present among the nations, while Sir Thomas More invented the word with his 1516 treatise on the ideal society, comp